Cain and Abel learned to sacrifice from Adam, to give an offering that was to be of blood not something that was from the work of their own hands (Genesis 4), but they did not tithe. Considering how inventive some of the promoters of seed faith giving are today, it is surprising they have not found this the cause of Jobs affliction.Job, whom we have much detail of his life lived in the (pre? You would think that Job would have needed to give something to remove Satans hand of attack against himself. The fact remains-- there is no mention of giving any tenth of goods to a person, priest or God UNTIL Abraham.Gen -20: at the Valley of Shaveh (that is, the King's Valley), after his return from the defeat of Chedorlaomer and the kings who were with him.Then Melchizedek king of Salem brought out bread and wine; he was the priest of God Most High. The first thing you find is that the everything mentioned did not belong to Abram.Posts Corey is currently pursuing a Master of Arts degree in religion.While he enjoys learning and writing about Christianity, another one of his new passions is writing about personal finances in order to help others make wise decisions with their money.
In the days of Hezekiah one of the first results of the reformation of religion was the eagerness with which the people brought in their tithes ( 2 Chronicles 31:5 2 Chronicles 31:6 ).
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Lets go back to this first incident and examine carefully what took place.
What we need to do is look at what exactly transpired with Abraham to see if this is the origin of the tithe as some of the prosperity seed-faith teachers claim.
Instances of the use of tithes are found prior to the appointment of the Levitical tithes under the law.